Patents Represented by Law Firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, & Garrett
  • Patent number: 8350938
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a color image pickup device including a pixel group in which a plurality of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element and a color filter are arranged includes the steps of generating a random array pattern in which color filters of at least one color component are randomly arranged for an arbitrary pixel position, so that the occurrence frequency of color filters of a color component in a region having a predetermined size including the arbitrary pixel position is within a desired error range, generating a regular array pattern in which color filters of at least one color component are regularly arranged, and generating a color filter pattern by compositing in a regular manner the random array pattern generated in the random array generating step and the regular array pattern generated in the regular array generating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikuni Nomura
  • Patent number: 8349585
    Abstract: The present invention provides and includes monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) preferentially selective for HER2 antigens, hybridoma lines that secrete these HER2 antibodies or antibody fragments, and the use of such antibodies and antibody fragments to detect HER2 antigens, particularly those expressed by cancer cells. The present invention also includes antibodies that are specific for or show preferential binding to a soluble or secreted form of HER2. The present invention also includes an antibody or antibody fragment that is capable of reducing the activity of HER2 in at least one form, including a soluble form or a secreted form. The present invention further includes chimeric antibodies, processes for producing monoclonal and chimeric antibodies or monoclonal or chimeric antibodies, and their therapeutic uses, particularly in the detection of cancer most preferentially in human breast, stomach, and colon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alper Biotech, LLC
    Inventor: Özge Alper
  • Patent number: 8350547
    Abstract: A DC to DC converter includes an input terminal, an output terminal, first and second switches, an inductor, a smoothing unit, a first impedance element, a first resistor element, an operational amplifier and a control unit. The first switch is connected to the input terminal. The second switch is connected to the first switch and a ground terminal. The inductor is connected to the first switch and the output terminal. The smoothing unit is connected to the inductor and the ground terminal. The first impedance element is connected to the smoothing unit. The first resistor element is connected in series with the first impedance element. The operational amplifier is connected to the first impedance element. Reference voltage is added to the operational amplifier. The control unit controls the first and second switches according to a control signal outputted from the operational amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeshi Ueno, Tetsuro Itakura
  • Patent number: 8349484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for stacking a high-power lithium battery, and the object of the present invention is to provide a process for stacking a high-power lithium battery, with lowered the error rate and minimized open circuit voltage drop of the battery. The process for stacking a high-power lithium battery according to the present invention is characterized by a process for preparing a lithium battery comprised of anodes (100), separators (300) and cathodes (200), which comprises the steps of a) providing the anode (100) attached to the separator (300); b) providing the cathode (200) attached to the separator (300); and c) alternately stacking the anodes (100) attached to the separator (300) and the cathodes (200) attached to the separator (300) to form a stack cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yurim Do, Jeonkeun Oh, Jae-Myoung Lee
  • Patent number: 8348446
    Abstract: An area light source device according to the present invention includes a plate-shaped light guide plate that has one surface that serves as a transmissive surface and another surface that is on the opposite side from the transmissive surface and in which a plurality of recessed portions are provided. The area light source device also includes at least two light-emitting diodes that are accommodated in each of the recessed portions, that emit light in a direction in which the light guide plate extends, and that are disposed such that they emit light in different directions. In this configuration, directing a light-emitting face of any one of the light-emitting diodes such that it faces a given light-emitting area makes it possible to cause light to be emitted uniformly within the light-emitting area and also makes it possible to cause light to be emitted only within the specific light-emitting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoharu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8349385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sweet that has a long shelf life and is provided in the form of a soft, creamy, shape-retaining, and foamed mass comprising milk components, edible fats, sugar and/or sugar substitutes, and water. At least one portion of the edible fat is provided in a crystallized form at ambient temperature. The inventive sweet does not contain any lactose crystals that can be perceived by the consumer. The milk protein content amounts to 5.5 to 20% by weight while the fat-free dry milk content ranges between 14 and 55% by weight and the degree of denaturation of the whey protein amounts to ?10%. The inventive sweet is characterized by the fact that the crystallized and non-crystallized edible fat agglomerates have a volume-related particle size D50.3 of 3.5 to 18 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Soremartec SA
    Inventor: Salvatore Venneri
  • Patent number: 8352958
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are disclosed for providing a generic audit trail service for a plurality of business objects, at least two of the plurality of business objects being of different business object types. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided that comprises receiving, at an application server, a notification of a change associated with at least one of the plurality of business objects, and requesting, in response to receiving the notification, auditing data from the at least one business object, the at least one business object implementing an auditable function set to interface with the application server. Further, the method includes receiving, through a called method of the auditable function set, the requested auditing data, and storing the received auditing data in a repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Julien Delvat
  • Patent number: 8349103
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making a laminated nonwoven fabric wherein the nonwoven fabric is a laminated one formed by integrating, through compressive bonding, a stacked nonwoven fabric structure comprising an upper and a lower thermoplastic synthetic filamentary fiber layer that have a fiber diameter from 7 pm or more to 20 pm, and an intermediate layer composed of thermoplastic synthetic fine fibers that have a fiber diameter of 5 pm or less, the laminated nonwoven fabric having an intimately mixed structure in which a portion of the fine fibers is intruded into at least one face side of the filamentary fiber layers with an intrusion index of 0.36 or more to bond, surround or interlace the filamentary fibers, a basis of weight of from 10 g or more to 250 g/m2, and a bulk density of 0.20 g/cm3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Suzuka, Mitsuji Nakakita
  • Patent number: 8351684
    Abstract: A terrain mapping system is disclosed. The system has at least one sensor configured to gather a plurality of current points defining a current surface of a site and a database containing a plurality of previously-gathered points defining a previous surface of the site. The system also has a controller in communication with the at least one sensor. The controller is configured to compare a height of at least one of the plurality of the current points to a height of a corresponding at least one of the plurality of previously-gathered points and to determine if an update to the database is warranted based on the comparison. The controller is further configured to update the database if it is determined that an update is warranted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Clar, Yifeng Lin, Adam J. Gudat, Kenneth L. Stratton
  • Patent number: 8351034
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for detecting the widths of a plurality of laminar layers formed in a channel includes performing at least the steps of: detecting optical information generated from a reference substance contained in a laminar flow; and calculating the width of the laminar flow, based on the optical information detected in the optical information detecting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masataka Shinoda
  • Patent number: 8348804
    Abstract: A power train is provided having a power source for generating a power output. The power train also has a power storage device for storing and distributing power. The power train further has a controller configured to cause the distribution of power from the power storage device for assisting the power source when the rate of fuel entering the power source is above a threshold fuel rate. The threshold fuel rate is a fuel rate at which, assisting the power source increases the efficiency of the power train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: William Henry Lane, Barry Mei, Michael John Barngrover, Baojun Peter Si
  • Patent number: 8348800
    Abstract: A vehicle power transmission device includes: an input shaft; a planetary gear type speed reducer disposed concentrically to the input shaft to reduce and output rotation input to the input shaft; and a differential gear device disposed adjacently to the input shaft in a shaft center direction, the differential gear device being rotationally driven by the speed reducer to transmit a drive force to a pair of axles disposed on the shaft center while allowing a rotational difference between the axles, the speed reducer including a sun gear that is fit with a shaft end portion of the input shaft in a relatively non-rotatable manner, the sun gear being prevented from relatively moving toward the differential gear device by an annular snap ring fit and attached to an annular snap ring groove formed on an outer circumferential surface of the shaft end portion of the input shaft on the differential gear device side of the sun gear, the differential gear device including a differential case having a cylindrical end po
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Rikiya Kubo, Yoshihiko Sasaki, Hiroshi Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8352138
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission is provided having a driven element. The continuously variable transmission also has a first operator input device configured to transmit a first displacement signal corresponding to a displacement of the first operator input device. The continuously variable transmission further has a second operator input device configured to transmit a second displacement signal corresponding to a displacement of the second operator input device. In addition, the continuously variable transmission has a third operator input device configured to transmit a transmission operating mode request. Furthermore, the continuously variable transmission has at least one sensor configured to sense at least one parameter indicative of an operating condition of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofor Lee Dahl, Richard George Ingram, Michael Anthony Spielman, Jr., Alberto Martinez, Jr., Yaang Zhao, Ellen Jean Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8347991
    Abstract: The present invention provides track assemblies and a method that allow bringing the contact patch towards the inside (the outside) of the suspension arm, by providing a asymmetric track assembly, either by lowering at least one inside (outside) support wheel relative to the remaining support wheels, or by using a belt that comprises, transversally, at least one first profile on the outer (inner) side thereof lower than a second profile on an inner side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Camoplast Solideal, Inc.
    Inventors: Jérémie Zuchoski, Denis Boisvert
  • Patent number: 8352674
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory information storage apparatus includes a storage unit using a nonvolatile memory, a write number manager counting each of numbers of times of writing of all blocks, a list manager classifying the blocks in the nonvolatile memory by in-use/unused, managing in an in-use list a block of the in-use, managing in a first unused list a block with the number of times of writing equal to a maximum value, and managing in a second unused list a block with the number of times of writing less than the maximum value, and a controller writing and erasing information data to and from the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Toshio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8352986
    Abstract: A picture display system having two display devices and a base device for supplying picture signals to one of the display devices and capable of having bidirectional communication with the other display device is disclosed. The picture display system (1) is made up by a mobile display device (100), a base device (200) and a large format display device (300). The base device (200) sends picture signals to the display device (100) and to the large format display device (300). On a display image surface of the mobile display device (100), there is provided a touch panel for detecting the contact position contacted by a user for displaying a remote-control panel RP accepting an operating input from the user on the display image surface. An operating signal conforming to a display item of the remote-control panel RP, displayed at a contact position, detected by the touch panel, is generated and transmitted by wireless communication to the base device (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Tatsuya Yokoyama, Yuka Ohashi, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Jin Sato, Yushi Sayama
  • Patent number: 8350388
    Abstract: Disclosed is a component built-in wiring board, including a first insulating layer; a second insulating layer positioned in a laminated state on the first insulating layer; a semiconductor element buried in the second insulating layer, having a semiconductor chip with terminal pads and having surface mounting terminals arrayed in a grid shape connected electrically with the terminal pads; an electric/electronic component further buried in the second insulating layer; a wiring pattern sandwiched between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, including a first mounting land for the semiconductor element and a second mounting land for the electric/electronic component; a first connecting member connecting electrically the surface mounting terminal of the semiconductor element with the first mounting land; and a second connecting member connecting electrically the terminals of the electric/electronic component with the second mounting land, made of a same material as a material of the first c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Sasaoka
  • Patent number: 8350994
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display consistent with the present invention comprises an insulating substrate having a signal line and a scan line. The scan line forms a crossing pattern with the signal line. A switching device is connected to the signal line and the scan line. An interlayer insulating film is formed on top of the signal line, the scan line, and the switching device. A pixel electrode is formed on the interlayer insulating film and connected to the switching device. A trench is formed in a part of the interlayer insulating film where the pixel electrode is not formed. Finally, a black matrix is formed in a predetermined part of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woong-Kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 8349859
    Abstract: A compound of the following formula: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, T, U, V, X, Y, Z, G, and Z are defined herein. It also discloses a method of treating an angiogenesis-related disorder, e.g., cancer or age-related macular degeneration, with such a compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hutchison Medipharma Enterprises Limited
    Inventors: Wei-Guo Su, Hong Jia, Weihan Zhang, Yumin Cui, Xiaoqiang Yan, Yongxin Ren, Jifeng Duan, Yang Sai
  • Patent number: D673888
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamada, Yoshikazu Shouji, Junichi Toura